Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Headlining the first night of The Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ, Paramore delivered a tight, epic set that showed off just how far they've come in just a few years. I first caught Paramore on Warped Tour 2008, when the band had already gained renown for an explosive live set. At The Bamboozle, the band's performance showcased their characteristic energy honed into a set with real stage chops, with frontwoman Hayley Williams at the center of attention.

While I tore my lenses away from Williams whenever I could, the singer is really the heart of the band and a magnet for music photographers, myself not immune.

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photos: Paramore @ The Bamboozle 2010

Photographer's Notes:

Photographing Paramore is always a thrill. I've had the opportunity to photograph these guys on three separate occasions, and every time it's a challenge and a whole lot of fun. Hayley's explosive movements on stage are one thing that keep all music photographers on their toes.

Backstage with Paramore

Paramore photographed backstage at Warped Tour 2008

For Paramore's set, I started out camped out stage left, switching to stage right for the third song. If I had this show to do over, I think I would have tried stage left first, but overall I don't regret my decisions – the very best lighting came during the third song, and where I ended up on song three was the perfect spot to photograph Hayley.

I photographed Paramore with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for the most part, with just a little help from the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. For this set, shooting with two camera bodies was a boon.

End Notes:

Want more Paramore photos? Check out these sets:

Concert Photos: Paramore @ VWA -- 2009.07.08

Paramore Opening For No Doubt 2009 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Paramore!

Photos: Paramore's Headlining Tour 2009 @ The Pageant

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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